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Haring, John (1739-1809) Printed form for appointment of New York militia officer [blank]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02471.18 Author/Creator: Haring, John (1739-1809) Place Written: s.l. Type: Document signed Date: 1775 Pagination: 1 p.

[Continental Congress members]

HARING, John, (1739-1809), Delegate from New York; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in New York City and Rockland County; Member of the Continental Congress in 1774 and 1785-1787; judge of Orange County in 1774, 1775, and 1778-1788; member of the provincial convention of April 1775 and of the four New York Provincial Congresses 1775-1777, serving as president pro tempore of the Second and Third Provincial Congresses; served in the State senate 1781-1789; member of the council of appointment in 1781 and 1782; member of the State board of regents in 1784; member of the State convention in 1788 to consider the Federal Constitution and voted to reject it; member of the State assembly in 1806. (excerpted from bioguide.congress.gov)

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